Bloomberg News

Midmorning Negative EPS Surprises for U.S. Companies, May 18

May 18, 2012

The following U.S. companies reported negative earnings surprises today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST
SYM     COMPANY               Q12    Q11   % CHG    Q12  % CHG   Q/E
========================================================================
PFPT    PROOFPOINT INC      -0.70     na      na  -0.12  -483.3   Mar
SCVL    SHOE CARNIVAL        0.36   0.50   -28.0   0.51   -29.4   Apr
CMRG    CASUAL MALE RETA     0.05   0.09   -44.4   0.06   -16.7   Apr
VSAT    VIASAT INC          -0.01   0.41      NM   0.01      NM   Mar

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net


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